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Adelgazar – De vuelta en casa

Posted on 09/30/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolComo todo buen plan, el de Segunda comenzó con comer. Devorar tapas en España la llevó a redescubrir cómo jugar, esta vez en Escocia. De vuelta en casa, y recuperándose aún de su exitoso viaje de redescubrimiento, Segunda supo que tenía que introducir ese sentido de alegría en su vida cotidiana. Y también yo. Puede que se hayan sentido más ligeros mis pasos, pero eso fue solamente en mi mente. En realidad, fueron más pesados —y no sólo por los …

Diet – Back at home

Posted on 09/30/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeLike all good plans, Segunda’s began with eating. Devouring tapas in Spain led to re-discovering how to play, this time in Scotland. Back home, still reeling from the success of her reinvention tour, Segunda knew she had to bring this lightness into her everyday life, and so did I. I may have had a lighter spring in my step, but those steps landed, well, a bit harder — and not just from the weight gain from several weeks of indulgence. …

Poverty, Hispanics and You

Posted on 09/29/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringToday’s news gets right to heart of an uncomfortable topic: Hispanic children, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, are now the largest group of children in poverty in the U.S. – not by percentage, but by pure numbers. Some 6.1 million Hispanic children are in poverty, compared to 5 million white children and 4.4 million black children. Hispanics, according to the Washington Post, have been hit harder by the recession than any other group. What’s uncomfortable about this – aside …

Taking Play Seriously

Posted on 08/19/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your Life

Tomar el juego en serio

Posted on 08/19/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En Español

The Truth About Tapas

Posted on 07/19/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeNew plan hatched. To distance herself from her dating doldrums, Segunda followed her nose, which led her — accompanied, of course, by trusty sidekick Lady Piola — to the tapas capital of the world, Spain. But apparently they never received the memo that these bite-size treats were designed to encourage conversation by taking the focus away from eating an entire meal. Instead the pair began to devour each morsel as if an essential truth lay buried within. And maybe, in …